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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/14/2014 21:45 (Entered as : 02/14/2014 21:45)
Reported: 2/26/2014 2:29:30 PM 14:29
Posted: 2/27/2014
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Balls of bright orange lights seen hovering over city and disappearing up into sky from Santa Cruz Lighthouse.

It was between the time of 21:45-22:00. The two objects hovering over the city lights, west of the beach cliff that my husband and I were standing on (The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was in our view to the right of us).

We could not see any true shapes but they both looked like a ball of orange lights. I think of a soccer ball, with the black patches being the orange lights and the rest of the white patches being just black.

They hovered over the city area, the first one hovered in the same spot for at least 5 minutes and then began moving to the right.

It only moved in this direction for a minute or so, and then it halted suddenly and at that moment, it ascended up into the sky and disappeared as balloon does when it is released into the sky.

The other one followed this same pattern and ascended in the exact location in the sky as the first. It took about 45 seconds for each one to completely disappear.